Cabinet Must Convene to Approve Lieberman's Appointment as Defense Chief, AG Rules

New defense minister expected to be approved by cabinet on Tuesday after Mendelblit expresses opposition to earlier vote by phone. The Knesset will then vote on the appointment Wednesday.

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The cabinet’s approval of Avigdor Lieberman as defense minister will not be secured by phone as originally planned, but at Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, at the insistence of Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit.